Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinar "Breakout EDU" with special guest presenter, Adam Bellow, Co-Founder of BreakoutEDU.

April 8, 2017

00:02 - @jackiegerstein
Hey Peggy and Adam - happy to be here today

00:08 - Mark Moran
Hi Louise!

00:10 - Peggy George
oops! I was typing and forgot to answer the question.

00:10 - Kg
@Peggy: So good to be here. I have been tinkering with virtual Breakouts and need inspiration.

00:24 - Peggy George
Hi Louise! So glad you could join us!!

00:32 - Kg
@Mark: WOW...had been hoping you were still "in the game"!!!

01:17 - @jackiegerstein
dedicated educator that is an understatement :)

01:23 - Peggy George
@Kg You will definitely get that inspiration today from Adam!!

01:41 - Peggy George (Follow Adam Bellow on Twitter)

01:44 - Adam Bellow
Aww - thanks!

01:53 - Peggy George (Follow BreakoutEDU on Twitter)

02:07 - Leigh Smith #2
Checking in late from PA

02:30 - Kg
@Peggy: One question I have is how to strategically create clues and time them, to keep the momentum up but not build toooo much frustration.

02:30 - Peggy George
Welcome to everyone who has joined us today!

02:51 - Peggy George
hahaha Adam!!

03:06 - Louise @mrsmorgansclass #2
πŸ‘nice intro Paula!

03:28 - Peggy George
Lorie will be saving your questions to ask Adam at the end of his presentation. Please post them anytime here in this chat.

04:02 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Kinda hard to lock kids in a room. LOL

04:06 - Peggy George
so glad they went ahead with this "crazy" idea!!! It's fabulous!

04:28 - Peggy George
Welcome Randall and Joan!

04:43 - Joan Kane

04:49 - Peggy George
It's been way too long since Adam was a special guest on our show!

05:04 - Peggy George (Adam Bellow: About Me)

05:12 - Peggy George
Hi Kathy Beck! Great to see you!

05:31 - Peggy George (hashtag for #BreakoutEDU)

05:47 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Marie and welcome.

05:59 - @plnaugle (Paula)

06:04 - Peggy George
Adam just makes me smile!!!

06:07 - Louise @mrsmorgansclass #2
My kids play D & D

06:14 - Peggy George
Welcome fidel!

06:24 - Tina S
I played D and D way back in high school

06:28 - fidel
There we are

06:30 - Peggy George
I didn't know that about Nintendo!

06:43 - Mark Moran
Kg, I've been working with Angela Maiers on Choose2Matter. I've created an online course about it that I'm about to publish and then I'm full time with SweetSearch again. Half my old team has been working on it for months to relaunch the full content site.

06:54 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Just learned something new about Nintendo.

07:10 - Peggy George
our family loves to play board games!

07:19 - Peggy George
awwwwww--so precious!

07:32 - @jackiegerstein
I believe that game playing is in human DNA

07:49 - Peggy George
This is our Livebinder for today's resources.

07:58 - Louise @mrsmorgansclass #2
I open PokΓ©on Go when I go on walks so I can hatch eggs. πŸ˜€

08:15 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Laura and welcome.

08:15 - Peggy George
what fun Louise!

08:27 - Peggy George
Hi Laura! Great to see you!

08:44 - Peggy George
I remember creating games like that!

08:53 - Peggy George

09:03 - Louise @mrsmorgansclass #2
Ha!!! πŸ’„πŸ·

09:14 - Peggy George (Maria Galanis: Breakout EDU Sketchnote)

09:15 - Laura Antichi
Hi, Peggy! Hi,Paula!

09:25 - Peggy George (Maria Galanis: Breakout EDU-You Had Me at Breakout)

09:32 - Kg
@Mark: I hope you will re-acquaint the Classroom 2.0 community with your new work...I am truly thrilled. Just trained a bunch of Bflo teachers on smart differentiated research skills for elementary students, and intro'd them to

09:36 - Mark Moran
Syliva Duckworth's art work is fabulous. She's a remarkable person.

09:42 - Peggy George
that's a terrific sketchnote!

10:26 - Peggy George
Great suggestion Kg!! Mark needs to come on Classroom 2.0 LIVE to share those updates!

10:47 - Mark Moran
Count me in! Early June?

11:06 - Peggy George
Yes Mark! That would work great! I'll email you. :-)

11:10 - Kg
@Peggy and Mark: Woohooooo!

11:32 - Peggy George
I hadn't heard of the escape room until I learned about BreakoutEDU

12:21 - stidmama
good morning

12:21 - Peggy George (BreakoutEDU website)

12:57 - Peggy George
such a creative idea!

12:59 - Mark Moran
Haha. How many teachers would love to lock their kids in?

13:16 - Peggy George (BreakoutEDU Kit: Each kit comes with a large Breakout EDU box, a blue hasp, a four-digit lock, a key lock, an Alphabet Multilock, a Directional Multilock, a smaller box, a deck of Reflection Cards, a three-digit lock, a UV flash light, a USB drive, and an invisible ink pen)

13:40 - Kg
I think that's a good point, Mark. Taking that one step further, I think it is so important that TEACHERS do it first with each catch the fever :)

14:11 - Peggy George
This is a great resource. (Smore: Self-paced professional development course for BreakoutEDU by Rachel Porter)

14:26 - Peggy George (Games and Collections)

14:28 - Kg
@Peggy: You are simply aaamaazing!

14:36 - Peggy George

15:23 - Peggy George (BreakoutEDU Digital Sandbox)

15:33 - Peggy George
that is pure joy!!

15:38 - Mark Moran
Have you seen many instances of students creating the games? That sounds like an incredible learning opportunity.

16:06 - Peggy George
thanks Mark!!

16:29 - Peggy George
if you have questions for Adam please type them in the chat and Lorie will ask them on the mic at the end of his presentation.

17:21 - Peggy George (What is BreakoutEDU and how does it benefit students? By Jed Dearybury)

17:29 - Kg
The Thinglink peeps have been pushing using ThingLink 360 to build digital breakout rooms. Different application, different energy.

18:13 - Peggy George (Game Design tips and tutorials)

19:00 - Peggy George
love the focus on collaboration!!

19:24 - Peggy George
@Kg do you have a link for the Thinglink resources?

19:27 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Mark I know of several schools here in Louisiana that have added a course where students create BreakutEDU games.

20:35 - Peggy George
this has so much potential for professional learning! much more exciting than "sit and git"!!

21:19 - Peggy George (eTale: Meet Breakout EDU: Proof That Learning & Fun Go Together by Bernard Bull)

21:54 - Peggy George (BreakoutEDU Lock Tutorials and Tips)

22:14 - Mark Moran
I heard a great quote about this from Angela Watson: "Don't steal their struggle."

22:34 - Peggy George
that's great modeling for coaching!! don't give them the answers! give them hints :-)

22:45 - Peggy George
That is a terrific quote Mark!!

23:32 - Peggy George
Lots of examples of games designed by teachers and students in the Livebinder.

23:45 - Kg
@Mark: Angela is on the money.

23:56 - Peggy George (BreakoutEDU Pinterest board by Vicki Blackwell)

24:14 - Peggy George
love the "sooooo close" sign :-)

25:06 - Peggy George (Megan Keller: BreakoutEDU with Kindergarteners)

25:39 - Peggy George (BreakoutEDU Brings Escape Room Strategy to the Classroom-School Library Journal review by Phil Goerner)

25:54 - Peggy George
Librarians are doing some really creative things with BreakoutEDU!

26:06 - Louise @mrsmorgansclass #2
Great resources Peggy! πŸ‘

26:25 - Kathy Beck
Peggy is awesome too!

26:36 - Peggy George
locks don't "nag" :-)

26:48 - Mark Moran
You had to know librarians would be early adopters.

26:55 - Peggy George (BreakoutEDU Kit)

27:15 - Patti Ruffing
so buying the kit gives you access to any games or just one game?

27:36 - @jackiegerstein
all games are based on this kit, Patti

27:42 - Peggy George (Padlet: BreakoutEDU Tips for Facilitators)

27:44 - Patti Ruffing
thanks, jackie

27:46 - Kg

27:50 - @jackiegerstein

27:57 - Nan
Gotta go - appt. at 12. I'll watch the video when I get back.

27:59 - Tina S
Access to the games is free. Just register

28:08 - Peggy George

28:24 - Therese
In a class of 30, how many kits would you recommend to be most beneficial?

28:25 - Peggy George
thank you Kg!! :-)

28:31 - Kg

28:56 - Peggy George (BreakoutEDU and the JCHS Library by Nikki Robertson)

28:58 - Patti Ruffing
when the game says "whole class" is there a recommended max number of students?

29:14 - Kg
@Peggy: I honestly am having a hard time with it totally digital. The f2f piece is amazing.

29:22 - Peggy George (BreakoutEDU Lock Tutorials and Tips

29:22 - Tina S
I have 26 third graders and we used 2 kits. I broke the student up into 8 groups. More boxes would be nice but it worked with 2.

29:46 - Peggy George (BreakoutEDU Lock Tutorials)

29:52 - Kg
I do think that the prep for the facilitator should not be ignored. Does Adam have advice for the startup facilitator, on time, etc., to prep?

30:03 - @jackiegerstein
Here's one I created to show the entire process Eggbert, the Slightly Cracked Egg: A Breakout EDU Game

30:04 - Peggy George (Facebook BreakoutEDU group)

30:12 - Patti Harju 1
You can run a game with a whole class and one kit. They work in small groups and take turns on the locks. Having more kits is nice, but it will work with one kit.

30:20 - Peggy George
awesome Jackie!!! I'll add that link to our Livebinder :-)

30:25 - @jackiegerstein
thanks Peggy

30:43 - Peggy George (Game Design tips and tutorials)

30:48 - Kg
@Jackie: Cannot wait to look at yours.

30:56 - @jackiegerstein
thanks Kg

31:21 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I have one box and set up stations for my students in groups when we play BreakoutEDU. Some stations give them a "red herring" instead of a clue to one of the locks so I can have 8 stations going at one time.

31:50 - Patti Ruffing
Patti, thanks, I am wondering about using it with a class of 35

31:57 - @jackiegerstein
One of my clues had to do with longitude and latitude - great way to teach my gifted students about it as they were motivated to learn to solve their clues

31:58 - Peggy George
great idea Paula!

32:00 - Kg
@Paula: Would love to know more about how the 8 groups work on a common problem.

32:17 - Doug Henry - San Leandro, CA
Is there any way for a group of online students to play BreakoutEDU? Or perhaps an online alternative to BreakoutEDU?

32:32 - Peggy George
be sure to join the Facebook community for tons of ideas and resources!!

32:48 - Peggy George (iPad/iPhone app Locks by Breakout EDU. LOCKS is the companion app for Breakout EDU. Use LOCKS to create digital locks that can be used with Breakout EDU games-$1.99)

33:05 - stidmama
This looks like a LOT of fun.

33:36 - Kg
That is a telling quote and goes to the soul of teaching and learning.

33:39 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@kg Each group has a slip of paper where they record the combinations for the locks. To win they have to have opened each lock and collected the right number of red herrings to be the winners of the game.

33:40 - Tina S
@Doug - There are a few digital games

33:49 - Peggy George
If any of you would like to take the mic to share experiences or ask questions please raise your hand.

34:11 - Mirzi

34:13 - Peggy George
thanks Tina!!

35:03 - Patti Harju 1
@Patti Ruffing 35 is a large group and having more than one kit would help the game flow. You might also run games where each group only works on one lock, the game would be shorter. Or you can do the small groups, they keep track of lock combos and you could have extra copies of the clues available.

35:08 - Peggy George
We'll give you mic permissions if you'd like to share!!! Raise your hand! We'd love to hear from you!

35:15 - Adam Bellow
Hey Patti!

35:20 - Kg
@Adam: Thank you! Scaffolding :)

35:31 - Patti Harju 1
Hey Adam!

35:57 - Mark Moran
Have students created many Breakout games?

36:04 - Tina S
Here is a blog post that I wrote about doing it with my 3rd graders for the first time with my 3rd grade. There are a few photos too.

36:13 - Peggy George
What are some examples of teachers using BreakoutEDU for professional development? Would love some examples!

36:34 - Peggy George
Thank you Tina! I'll add your links to the Livebinder!!! :-)

36:40 - Louise @mrsmorgansclass #3
Thanks for sharing, Tina!

37:01 - Kg
@Mark: I am committed to having my college freshmen build some this fall. Instead of me trying to gamify for them, I want to capture their talents (after we do a few that others have built).

37:09 - Peggy George
Has anyone used DonorsChoose to purchase kits?

37:24 - Tina S
Hi Louise! Thanks for posting the link for this in the Facebook group today!

37:32 - Louise @mrsmorgansclass #3

37:44 - Kati Searcy 2
A teacher at my school got her kits through Donors Choose

37:46 - Therese
Thanks for clarifying the class size issue.

38:06 - Kg
Can the game be stretched over time? (a day or two)

38:10 - Peggy George (BreakoutEDU Pinterest board by Carol Coutts Siepka)

38:56 - @jackiegerstein
LOL - especially the directional locks :)

39:07 - Peggy George
haha Kati! :-)

39:15 - Marie Gatz 3
Is there a central place of clue creation ideas that has been curated? I have read so many amazing ideas, but am having a hard time documenting these ideas - it has tough to keep up with, but I want to add more creativity to my clues.

39:44 - Peggy George (Games and Collections)

39:56 - Mirzi

40:32 - Peggy George
You can definitely share this recording with your teachers and watch it together with other teachers.

40:46 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Kim. It is great to have you here with us. :)

41:01 - Peggy George
Welcome Kim!! :-)

41:03 - Kim Caise (@kcaise)
hi paula! hi everyone!

41:21 - Peggy George (Getting started with BreakoutEDU)

41:45 - Tina S
@Mirzi - Each game has a video that shows you each step involved in the setup. They are extremely helpful!

41:59 - Peggy George (BreakoutEDU Student intro video by Mattie Olsen)

42:06 - Mark Moran
Have you considered any extensions of this, i.e. creating educational scavenger hunts, Amazing Races, etc.?

42:18 - Louise @mrsmorgansclass #3
We are 1:1 Chromebooks and use textbooks very little, but our 7th grade TX history teacher created one where they had to use textbooks to find clues instead of Google.

43:19 - Patti Harju 1
Hi !

43:27 - Louise @mrsmorgansclass #3
8th grade math students created math games for 6th/7th graders at the beginning of the year and one of the teams created a breakout.

43:29 - Patti Harju 1
There are several Pinterest Boards.

43:49 - Marie Gatz 3
At the secondary level, what has been the best avenue to get students from sharing too much information across periods? That has been a struggle.

44:03 - Kg
@Peggy: Speaking of Spark, has there been a Classroom 20 session on Spark?

44:08 - Louise @mrsmorgansclass #3
I think my biggest challenge is creating the games. It can be time-consuming.

44:25 - Kg
@Marie: Great question.

44:49 - Patti Harju 1
This is the Pinterest Board I usually visit/contribute too. Kari has been collecting here fro quite a while.

45:07 - Peggy George
Paula has her hand raised :-) Woot!

45:14 - Kim Caise (@kcaise)

45:34 - Kim Caise (@kcaise)
that is a breakoutedu livebinder

45:53 - Louise @mrsmorgansclass #3
Why make it easy for the next group when you did all the work?

46:03 - Sharon Gullett
If you buy a box, do get access to more games than what is posted on the website?

46:47 - @jackiegerstein
I work with gifted elementary students at two different schools - I like to have them compete for fastest time - it just adds a little element of fun and competition.

47:02 - Peggy George
@kg we haven't had a session dedicated to Spark but it has been shared quite a few times.

47:31 - Kg
@Peggy: AOK. TY

47:47 - Peggy George
Thanks everyone for sharing your links! I'll add them to the Livebinder after the show. :-)

47:57 - Peggy George
Anyone else want to take the mic to share?

48:02 - Patti Harju 1
We also encourage teachers to create their own games to better fit their classroom and curriculum.

48:31 - Peggy George
Kim, I love that BreakoutEDU Livebinder! Thanks!

48:59 - Kim Caise (@kcaise)
you're welcome!

49:16 - Peggy George
Thanks Patti for the Pinterest board link! Lots of great ideas there!

50:12 - Patti Harju 1

50:31 - Peggy George
love these stories Paula!!! Thank you!!

51:15 - Peggy George
anyone else want to take the mic??? :-)

51:28 - Kg always, you are an inspiration.

51:31 - Peggy George
Jackie? Patti H.?

51:52 - Kati Searcy 2
@Paula, thanks for the ideas

52:00 - @jackiegerstein

52:05 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Thanks everyone.

52:29 - Peggy George
I've heard that it has been used at school board meetings. That would be an awesome experience!!

52:34 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Kati. Have you done a game with your students? Tale the mic and share with us.

52:59 - Peggy George
that's perfect! learn about the game while you're learning the content for PD!

53:00 - Therese
Great idea! That's an idea for our next staff meeting :o)

53:39 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Our last game last year lead to our end of school pizza party. I was getting nervous that they weren't going to breakout before the timer went off, but it worked out.

53:42 - Peggy George
hooray Patti!!!

53:56 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Yay, for Patti. :)

53:56 - Patti Harju 1
how do I turn it on

53:57 - Peggy George
click on Talk Patti

54:10 - @plnaugle (Paula)

54:10 - Peggy George
yeah! hearing you great!

55:02 - Peggy George
love that example Patti! helps them to stretch their comfort zone!

55:03 - Kg
@Paula: Thanks for the red herring angle...I appreciate the extra info.

55:39 - Peggy George
thanks a lot Patti!!!

56:03 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I find I get great ideas for clues by watching the setup videos that other teachers have created.

56:08 - Kati Searcy 2
I've done with students and also teachers. Teachers really need to experience it first. Also, at the elementary level, de-briefing is essential because they get very emotional if they do not break out.

56:40 - Peggy George
thanks for that advice Kati!!

56:56 - Peggy George
Hooray Louise!! You're next :-)

57:38 - Peggy George
these tips are so helpful Paula!!

57:59 - Kati Searcy 2
For the very young students, before you do the breakout, let them just play with the different types of locks so they can see how they work

57:59 - Peggy George
hahahaha! that is hilarious!!

58:23 - @plnaugle (Paula)
So excited that Louise is sharing with us. :)

58:32 - Peggy George
Louise has presented for us before! Always great when she can join us!

58:35 - Mark Moran
I did the same thing! I once did an Escape the Room with my wife and kids. I felt so useless that I was thrilled when I found three new bags to search through. My wife shouted, "those are out pocketbooks!"

58:42 - Patti Harju 1

58:49 - Peggy George
that's so funny Mark!!

58:51 - @jackiegerstein
A good classroom = one in which when someone enters, they have difficulty finding the front of the room.

59:02 - Mark Moran
Great quote, Jackie!

59:07 - @jackiegerstein
Thanks, Mark

59:09 - Peggy George
loving these middle school examples!

59:54 - @jackiegerstein
time consuming to create but fun

1:00:08 - Peggy George
I'll post the recording for this session later today if you'd like to share it with other teachers. Archives for all recordings:

1:00:50 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Jackie, we'd love to hear from you about this topic. Please raise your hand to take the mic.

1:00:51 - Peggy George
a google form is a great idea for the clues

1:01:07 - Peggy George
thanks Louise!

1:01:16 - Kg
Great idea on the interdependence/accountability, Louise.

1:01:30 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Yes, she is.

1:01:33 - Peggy George
yes at the top

1:01:36 - @jackiegerstein
I am here - shared my blog post

1:01:45 - @jackiegerstein

1:01:49 - Peggy George
:-) hooray!!!

1:01:50 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Would love to hear your voice.

1:02:21 - @jackiegerstein
it is greyed out

1:02:43 - Peggy George
the Talk button

1:02:55 - Peggy George

1:02:56 - @plnaugle (Paula)

1:03:06 - Peggy George
I thought that might be the case :-)

1:03:28 - @plnaugle (Paula)
We've all done that, Jackie. :)

1:03:31 - Peggy George
oh the places they go! super idea!

1:03:31 - stidmama
Have to head out. Thank you for this session! So many ideas.... (as usual)

1:03:42 - Peggy George
thanks for joining us stidmama!!

1:03:52 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Bye stidmama. Glad you joined us again today.

1:04:17 - Kati Searcy 2
Thanks for the session. Will be sharing the archives with my colleagues.

1:04:20 - Peggy George
the chat log will be posted in the archives along with the recording and Livebinder so you'll have all the links that have been shared.

1:04:27 - Peggy George
great Kati!

1:04:42 - Patti Harju 1
Caught in the Code

1:04:45 - Patti Harju 1
The Kid Code

1:04:48 - Peggy George
Jackie is always on the cutting edge of creative teaching!! :-)

1:05:28 - Peggy George
Jackie's blog:

1:05:36 - Peggy George
Thank you Jackie!!!

1:05:44 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Thank you, Jackie for sharing. :)

1:05:51 - Kg
@Jackie: Great idea with the debrief. TY.

1:05:57 - @jackiegerstein
thanks for listening :)

1:06:08 - @jackiegerstein
. . and thanks Adam and Patti for all of the resources

1:06:13 - Adam Bellow
Thanks so much!

1:06:19 - Adam Bellow
Thanks for having me here to share!

1:06:23 - Kg
Super session, as always, and TY big time, Adam.

1:06:24 - Therese
Thanks so much Adam and all for a really inspiring session. Can't wait to get started!

1:06:46 - Leigh Smith #2
Thank you Adam!

1:07:01 - mike
Darn I just missed this

1:07:25 - Tiziana Angiolini ( ITALY)
Thanks a lot. Have a nice weekend and enjoy the next holidays. I am looking forward to seeing the webinar on 22nd APRIL!! great webinar today!(y)(y)

1:07:35 - Mark Moran
May 13 sounds awesome!

1:07:37 - Kim Caise (@kcaise)
couldn't think of jerry's nickname

1:07:49 - Marie Gatz 3
Is there a place to get reminders for these?

1:07:56 - Peggy George
thank you all for joining us today!!

1:08:10 - Peggy George
follow our hashtag for updates! #liveclass20

1:08:18 - Mark Moran
Jerry is known as Cybraryman but now if you just say Jerry, everyone assumes it's him.

1:08:24 - Mark Moran
Sort of like Elvis.

1:08:32 - Peggy George
our website will always have details about the upcoming show

1:08:52 - Peggy George
also we have a calendar on our website that you can subscribe to so you'll know what's coming up

1:09:03 - Peggy George (Classroom 2.0 LIVE survey link to request PD certificates for live or recorded webinars)

1:09:12 - Peggy George
Thank you so much Adam!!!